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Billy Miner Ice Cream Pie

This ice cream pie recipe is not for the faint of heart (or appetite)! It is incredibly rich in flavor, and makes for an amazing birthday cake, especially for Oreo lovers!

What we love about Billy Miner ice cream pie

We have a sweet spot in our hearts for Oreo cookies, so any dessert that incorporates them has our attention! Billy Miner pie is known for its Oreo pie crust, coffee flavored ice cream filling and a drizzle of hot fudge and caramel sauce.

Our version of this indulgent dessert recipe takes it up another level. While the Billy Miner ice cream pie is great as it is, we decided to add another layer of Oreo crust AND create an entire layer of fudge. And don’t forget our homemade whipped cream layer!

This dessert is truly unforgettable once you’ve tried it. We love making it for all kinds of celebrations. We have even made a version for cookie dough lovers that you can find here: Cookie Lovers Billy Miner Ice Cream Pie.

What is Billy Miner ice cream pie?

If you have never heard of this pie before, you might be wondering about the history of Billy Miner pie. And this delicious dessert recipe has a truly unique history behind it!

This scrumptious ice cream pie is named for a real person! Billy Miner is a notorious train robber who lived in Canada in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He was most well known for robbing the Canadian Pacific Railroad in the fall of 1904. He was known as a “Gentleman Bandit” because he never used any violence when robbing trains!

The Billy Miner ice cream pie was first made at a restaurant called the Keg Steakhouse & Bar in western Canada. Not only does Billy Miner have this dessert namesake, but he also has a bunch of drinks named after him and his adventures, too! This restaurant also famously decorated their dining room with images of Billy Miner as well.

How to make Billy Miner ice cream pie

  1. Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small stock pot on the stove.
  2. Mix crushed cookies with the melted butter.
  3. Press half of the mixture in the bottom of a 10-inch pie plate and chill in the fridge. Set aside the rest of the cookie mixture.
  4. Melt the remaining butter alongside chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat. Keep a very close eye as chocolate can burn easily!
  5. When the chocolate butter mixture is melted, take it off of the heat and stir in the sugar.
  6. Gradually pour in the evaporated milk and make sure to mix it while pouring.
    • Note: it is important to pour the evaporated milk in slowly. This is because melted chocolate can seize and harden when introduced to a cold liquid. A gentle whisking throughout will also help!
  7. Stir in the vanilla extract and set aside the fudge mixture to cool.
  8. Remove the chilled pie crust from the fridge. Top the crust with coffee ice cream, and smooth out the top. Spread out the remaining crushed Oreos and place in the freezer.
  9. Once the ice cream has firmed up in the freezer, you can remove it for the next step. Spread the fudge over the ice cream layer and pop it in the freezer again.
  10. In a stand mixer, or in a bowl using an electric mixer, whip heavy cream and powdered sugar until it becomes thick. When you are able to make soft peaks with the whisk, your whipped cream is ready!
  11. Top the pie with whipped cream and store in the freezer until you are ready to serve.

How to serve Billy Miner ice cream pie

When you are ready to serve, remove the ice cream pie and let it sit on the counter for a couple minutes. And here is a pro tip for you: run your knife under hot water and dry it before slicing. A hot knife will help you get a clean slice without compressing any of the ingredients!

Other scrumptious desserts to add to your recipe board!

If we had to choose a favorite meal, it would be dessert. Here are some other Oreo-filled recipes to try if you loved our Billy Miner Ice Cream Pie:

  • If you are a fan of an Oreo pie crust, then look no further than our Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. It is a family friendly recipe that everyone loves!
  • Our Oreo Tiramisu is out of this world. It is just nearly as rich and indulgent as the Billy Miner pie. And if you’re interested in learning the history about Oreos, then check out our blog post for this recipe!
  • Lastly, our Cookies and Cream Rice Krispies Treats are to die for! We love Rice Krispie Treats, and we love Oreos. So we thought, why not combine them for the dessert of our dreams?!

Billy Miner Ice Cream Pie

If you love ice cream, you will love this pie! Loaded with crushed cookie layers, a thick fudge layer, coffee ice cream, and whipped topping. Top with sliced almonds, caramel, and chocolate sauce!
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake, cookies, ice cream, ice cream cake, ice cream pie, oreo cookie pie, pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter divided
  • 36 Oreo cookies crushed
  • 3 ounces unsweetened dark chocolate
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 quarts coffee ice cream such as Haagen Daaz, slightly softened
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small stock pot on the stove.
  • Mix crushed cookies with the melted butter.
  • Press half of the mixture in the bottom of a 10-inch pie plate and chill in the fridge. Set aside the rest of the cookie mixture.
  • Melt the remaining butter alongside chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat. Keep a very close eye as chocolate can burn easily!
  • When the chocolate butter mixture is melted, take it off of the heat and stir in the sugar.
  • Gradually pour in the evaporated milk and make sure to mix it while pouring. Note: it is important to pour the evaporated milk in slowly. This is because melted chocolate can seize and harden when introduced to a cold liquid. A gentle whisking throughout will also help!
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and set aside the fudge mixture to cool.
  • Remove the chilled pie crust from the fridge. Top the crust with coffee ice cream, and smooth out the top. Spread out the remaining crushed Oreos and place in the freezer.
  • Once the ice cream has firmed up in the freezer, you can remove it for the next step. Spread the fudge over the ice cream layer and pop it in the freezer again.
  • In a stand mixer, or in a bowl using an electric mixer, whip heavy cream and powdered sugar until it becomes thick. When you are able to make soft peaks with the whisk, your whipped cream is ready!
  • Top the pie with whipped cream and store in the freezer until you are ready to serve. Serve with slivered almonds, caramel, and fudge.

Notes

*Tip: Slice with a hot knife!
Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with almonds, caramel and chocolate sauce. Enjoy. Eat. Repeat.

Some of the items we used in this video clip:

Wilton Spring Form Pan 

Fred HALF PINT Glass Milk Carton Creamer

Baker’s Unsweetened Baking Chocolate Bar

Ghirardelli Chocolate (16oz) & Caramel (17oz) Sauces in Squeeze Bottles

FISHER Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds

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